During her two decades at Virginia Tech, Miller has focused on tackling new and difficult problems facing urban pest management. Her research has centered on a wide variety of urban pests, including German cockroaches, subterranean termites, fire ants, and bed bugs.
Thanks to a new collaboration between the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and weather-intelligence provider WeatherSTEM, local forecasting technologies around the state are helping farmers prepare for and weather the storm.
Beginning in August, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry will co-host multiple workshops providing information and tools for families looking into forest and/or farmland transfers. Running through December, the workshops will span Farmville, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Lebanon, and Providence Forge.
Brown has been a student, an Extension agent, an administrator, an Alumni Association leader, a proud parent of two Virginia Tech alumni, an enthusiastic Hokie fan, dean of students, and assistant to the vice president for Student Affairs.
Jones wants to direct much of his focus on the nearly 6 million kids that make up 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the U.S., as well as young people the organization has yet to reach.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently established a quarantine for the City of Winchester and Frederick County in an effort to prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest first detected in Winchester in 2018.
Carter provides leadership to Virginia Cooperative Extension’s youth livestock programs and the state 4-H livestock judging team. She works cooperatively with faculty and staff, Extension agents, and programming partners to provide a comprehensive youth livestock program.
Teams of researchers from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will begin investigating water quality issues tied to rapid growth and development in the Fredericksburg region, as well as ways to improve water quality protection practices.
Virginia Tech students spent a portion of winter break learning firsthand about South Africa as part of a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences study abroad course on food security, wildlife, and conservation.